Sony Urban Music has named Lisa Ellis general manager.

NEW YORK--Sony Urban Music has named Lisa Ellis general manager.

In the newly-created position, Ellis will SUM's oversee day-to-day operations. She also will work with Sony's U.S. labels on urban music, including the Columbia Records Group and Epic Records.

Ellis previously was senior VP of strategic marketing and music licensing at Sony Music. Ellis will report to Sony Music U.S. president Don Ienner.

Separately, Sony Music confirmed last Thursday that David McPherson, executive VP of Sony Urban Music, had stepped down.